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Friday, Sept. 17th, 2010—Bar 250

Day 242—Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Tonight is the 250th night out. Being a landmark night, I was trying to find some place special to go to when it dawned on me, I should just go to a bar that’s just a bar. No frills, no tricked out gimmickry, just a good, old-fashioned joint to hang out and have a beer or five. After Googling around I found a place that I think fits the bill. I found Perdition and it looks like they have a long, candle-lit bar with plenty of stools. I like the fact that perdition means eternal damnation and/or hell. It’s time to go to hell. Destination: Perdition.

And here we are at Perdition, ironically located in Hell's Kitchen.

The bar is long, wooden and dark. Perfect!

And friendly bartender Scotty serves up a vodka spiked lemonade.

Brian and Eric were seated next to me at the bar. Brian lives in the neighborhood and Eric was in town on business from San Francisco.

Some lit up bottles behind the bar.

The lemonade went down quickly and I switched over to beer. Here's a cheers from Brian, Eric and yours fooly.

Here's an original painting of writer Dylan Thomas.

A long shot of the wooden bar.

Here's Heather and Scotty holding up the end of the bar.

A shot from the opposite end of the bar.

In addition to the spiked lemonade, there's lots of specialty cocktails to be had and they're all written up behind the bar.

Here's Scotty in action at the bar, chatting it up with a customer.

The bar features original local artwork on the walls. This is a piece from Nadine C. Check out her website here: Nadine Paints.

And here's another piece of Nadine's artwork.

At the end of the night Scotty poured shots for Eric, Brian and myself.

And that's the end of bar number 250. Goodnight, everybody!

If this is eternal damnation, I welcome it! Perdition is a nice, neighborhood bar, located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen. The bar and tables are illuminated by candles and it’s a friendly atmosphere inside. The bar is long and wooden and there’s tables opposite the bar and up in front there’s a nice view of the street-side action. Local art adorns the wall and music is played at a conversational level with tunes varying from the Kinks, to the Clash to T. Rex to Oasis.

They have 20 beers on tap including: Old Speckled Hen Cream Ale (Hello Gene!), Bass Ale, Harp Lager and Weihenstephan Hefeweiss. The bottled beer selection includes: Duvel Golden, Corona, Chimay Blue Trappiste Ale and Miller Light (Hello Biff!) There’s also over 20 specialty cocktails and martini’s. And to soak it all up they have a small munchie menu with such offerings as: Empanadas, a BBQ brisket sandwich, cheese and refried bean quesadilla and buffalo wings. And they serve food till 3 am for all you late night/early morning tokers.

Perdition offers up a generous happy hour, Monday through Friday from 1pm to 8pm.
Some of the specials include, three dollar beers and shots, four buck well drinks, five dollar glasses of wine and two bucks off all menu cocktails. Check their website for other daily specials.

Stop in, you may get eternally damned, but you’ll never be thirsty.

692 Tenth Ave. (Near 48th St.)


Bonus Photo

Eric had Scotty take this photo from his phone using an App that makes it look like an old photo. One of these days I have to learn what an App is. It's a cool photo, though!

Bonus Photo # 2

Jaws just sent in this piece of art of his interpetaion from last night. Thanks Jaws!

And now, inspired by raginrr's "devil in disguise" comment: The Flying Burrito Brothers!

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Reader Comments (25)

Kind of tired & lost for words , but The Darkness is making me sleepy .
The extra photo looks Cool & like the round corners , makes me think of my Agfa Click One 120mm Camera , & I bet I can make a photo look like that with this camera buy using Posative Agfa Film , but Processed Negative !!! Shit why is my spell check not working ?


September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang in France

If this is hell, forget all about heaven. Nice stop!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

Excellent choice here. Drinking a good Duvell (spell?) you can't go wrong. This bar would be a ten anywhere,, whats not to like. Thick wood bar and dark walls,, my kind of place. Great stop 250, that guy Scotty reminds me of Boz Scaggs circa Lido Shuffle.

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl

brick walls, nice wood bar, yep I would be happy in hell. And looks like we'd have some good company!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari

A bar that is jusr a bar, now I like that!!

It looks like a VERY cool bar indeed and the name and location are so interesting as well.

Cool pictures too.

We need an "A GUY WALKS INTO 365 BARS" app.

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

@Tiki Bar Susie: I need to figure out how to do that, but first I have to figure out what an app is! I'm a little slow when it comes to technology.

September 17, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

now you've truly been to hell and back! LOL! love the photo of you and eric and that's nice work by jaws!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrita r.

@jaws, jobs right mate, good job!!!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

@jason but the point of the pic is tell people you did it on YOUR IPHONE....
damn i phones LOL...
i have an android anyway LOL.. i dont know how to work the apps on it..
and i prefer to do that shit in darkrooms not with the camera.

love the bar..
marty is always meeting such nice people to drink with:)

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

Fuck iPhone , use film god dam you all to hell when you realize that film dosen't need to be archive like digital bullshit files that you will lose for ever , not like good old kodachorme , which looks like the day you shot it !!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJhwang is in France

@Jason: You sound angry, did Elvis turn you down on your offer of man to corpse love?

September 17, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Sorry I perfer mine creamatied , so I can snort it !!!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJhwang is in France

Marty, are you in perdition??? LOL !!!!!!!!! ok Sorry I can tell in here what's on my funny mind right now, also I'm drunk!!! hahaha, but I think jaws made a very good illustration !!! JAWS YOUR THE BEST :D
Old photos took with a "Iphone" app looks vintage, something like coming from the time where Jason and Elvis got corpse sex... Anyway I'm drunk! again and again! I love the bottle lately! Maybe I'm in perdition too HA HA :D Kidding

I WANT SEX WITH AN OSTRICH ! must be fun....

@Zioum Zioum: I just had a mental image of you and Jason having a foursome with dead Elvis and an ostrich and I realized, I am still in Perdition!

September 17, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

@Zium Zioum: You could have sex in it's armpit....french style.

@Jaws: You are a genius.

@365: TO 250!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Clack Downunder

365 damn sick ass image...a worm fest, bjork...no no no that was a swan... jason and zioum zioum...ostrich...hell make it an orgy...an emu or a llama ...maybe get 365 together with moon—after all these years—look fritzy could supply koala...it could be filmed as a documentay with tim's group providing the soundtrack and boris and could collaborate on the poster that could be plastered all over america... i could go on and on...but as usual i'm way off topic...this is about the crawl not 365 sick ass imagination...ah perdition...looks another great place to hang..."happy hour" 1p.m to 8p.m....i think i could handle that...that app photo—what ever that is—did make 365 look vintage...jaws you made him look like a fallen angel...a devil in disguise...KOC


September 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterraginrr

@Tim Clack: TO 250!

@raginrr: I can throw in two plastic alligators! Reading the words "Devil in Disguise" makes me want to listen to The Flying Burrito Brothers. Maybe I'll put up a video of them later, when I get home.

September 17, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

@ Fitzy...I just had a damned scary thought...Jason and Zioum Zioum in a three way with a cassowary, I heard those things put up one hell of a fight!

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

@Jaws: have you ever heard of a PORGY? It's like an orgy except you root a pig.
Those cassowaries are dangerous but they're way up in North Queens land....kind of close to France.

To Beastiality!

September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Clack Downunder

To Beastiality!

September 18, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

I'd forgo tv's for a few well poured Old Speckled Hen's ! I'd like this place for the beer,
and Smoops would like it for all the mixed drinks ! Tortilla Flats, from yesterday, also looks
like a must NYC stop. Soon .... very soon ............... :)

September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

@GENE: Looking forward to seeing you soon! Hope the rest of the time passes quickly!

September 18, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

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